Aine Belton was born in Dublin in 1986. She has been living and working from Meath for the past fifteen years. Aine has just finished her degree in the Visual Arts Practice course in I.A.D.T., (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire) receiving a First Class Honours.
Belton's medium experimentation includes drawing to video, photography, audio, performance and installation art. Themes of reality, technology, self-reliance and the human condition feature in Belton's art practice. Within her installations she challenges the spectator to reconsider the impact of constructed images that surround us on a day to day basis. Surrealism is inherent in Belton's work. She has exhibited in a number of group shows around Dublin including spaces such as Broadstone, Exchange Dublin, The Digital Hub, The Back Loft, This is not a shop as well as a few shows on I.A.D.T. campus. Belton has had the privilege being taught in performance by Sascha Perfect, Aine Philips and CiarAn O'Keefe. She has performed in various locations on her own across Dublin.She has been on stage in the Olympia performing in Alternative Miss Ireland. She was working alongside other performers accompanying the performance artist CiarAn O'Keefe who won the title of Alternative Miss Ireland 2009.
Aine has been studying film and psychoanalysis in The Donnybrook Therapy Centre and is building up research to create a trilogy of short films and other work. Her experimental films are also available on www.vimeo.com. Aine hopes to be studying her M.A. in Artist Film, Video and Photography in UCA Canterbury for the rest 2011/12.
Click on the pages on the side to see more work. In 2010, Aine completed a combined residency and exhibition entitled 'oddio' in Exchange Dublin with fellow artist and long time friend Sharon White. It was well received by the public and had a show extension. Aine also had work on show in NUI Maynooth Adult Education Centre - a showreel of her video work was displayed for a one month period.